Where do we begin? A sermon for the First Sunday after the Epiphany

Where do we begin? I find myself focused this morning on beginnings. “In the beginning,” the first words of the Bible. Really, the first word. “Berishit” in Hebrew, just one word. “In the beginning.” Mark’s Gospel also centers on a beginning. Mark, as usual, wastes no time. John announces “one is coming after me,” andContinue reading “Where do we begin? A sermon for the First Sunday after the Epiphany”

And I Mean To Be One Too: An All Saints Sermon

A sermon preached on November 2nd for the Feast of All Saints at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denver. What is a saint? This is a fair question, really. I’m not sure there is a concrete answer, but I’m an Episcopal priest, so you probably shouldn’t ask me for concrete answers. We’re not sure, inContinue reading “And I Mean To Be One Too: An All Saints Sermon”

You are my Beloved Children, a goodbye to St. John’s Church.

Gracious Lord let these words be more than words, and give us the spirit of Jesus. I find days like today a bit jarring.  This is the Sunday after the Epiphany.  Last week we were adoring the baby Jesus with the wise men.  This week we find him all grown up, getting baptized by John.Continue reading “You are my Beloved Children, a goodbye to St. John’s Church.”